Who We Are
To see every [one] transformed and mobilized by Jesus.
During 12 years of trial and error, God has taught us what matters most.
Kensington Orlando opened its doors in September of 2010 at West Orange High School as a Campus of Kensington Church started in MI in 1991. Throughout 12 years of trial and error, God has taught us what matters most.
We’ve boiled our mission down to “To see every[one] transformed and mobilized by Jesus”. We filter every program, budget, and proposal through this lens. If something won’t help us transform lives, build community, mobilize God’s people, and model generosity, we don’t do it. We gather in homes, coffee shops, schools, restaurants, and office buildings to share how God is transforming lives. Today our story is still being written by God’s creative hand. Each person we meet (including you) becomes a part of this story.
Now an independent Church Kensington Orlando meets on the amazing Campus of Windermere Prep School in Windermere, FL every Sunday at 10:30 am.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
You matter to God. The same awesome God who created the universe created you. He wants to give your life true meaning and purpose.
There is only one God, who exists eternally as a Trinity of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity is fully God, yet each is personally distinct from the other.
The Bible (both Old and New Testaments) is the Word of God, written by men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write down exactly what God wanted to communicate to us.
Jesus Christ (second person of the Trinity) was crucified and died on the cross, was resurrected from the dead and ascended to heaven. Someday, he will return to Earth to conclude history and fulfill God’s plan.
The Holy Spirit (third person of the Trinity) comes to live within a person once they cross the line of faith. He gives us power to live as God wants us to live, and gives us spiritual gifts to serve the Church and change the world.
Men and women were created by God to live in relationship with him. Yet, the first two humans, Adam and Eve, chose to rebel against God bringing sin into the world. Sin spread like a virus to all humans, separating us from God.
Men and women were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin (hell) or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation (heaven).
Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for our sins. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ — not by being a good person or doing good deeds — that a person can be restored to a right relationship with God.
HOW WE LIVE OUT OUR MISSION
We think Jesus’ message is so amazing that there’s no one right way to tell it, that’s why we’re dedicated to planting, equipping and encouraging new churches all over the country. Each plant has a totally different way of doing things – and we think that means they’re doing it right. Some church plants meet in homes, some meet in comedy clubs, and some have already grown into their own facilities. They’ve each got their own vision and personality, but every one shares the same passion for spreading God’s love and planting more and more new churches.
For more info on churchplanting email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatever your interest or skills, you can change lives right here in the Orlando area. We believe that what happens outside the walls of our church is as important as what happens inside. We want to make a difference in Central Florida. Through our local partners we believe our calling is to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need right in our own backyard. Through doing this we hope to earn the right to speak into the spiritual lives of others. Sign up for a regular serving projects occurring throughout the year or serve on a partner leadership team.
Our global partners take Jesus Christ to the world. It might sound backwards, but our strategy with our global partners is to get left in the dust, to see the local churches in the Middle East, Kenya, and India grow legs and set off running. Beyond sending support and short-term missions teams to these areas Kensington is dedicated equipping local leaders to engage their community and activate the indigenous body of believers.
Together, Kensington and our partners have erected hospitals in crowded India, brought clean water wells to the plains of Africa, and brought Christ to thousands. Learn more about our Global Partners.
We are loved by Him, we find our identity in Him, and we are powerless without Him.
We submit to the authoritative, trustworthy, unchanging word of God.
As a Family
We lock arms in community, support, and accountability to accomplish God’s mission together.
For the One
We leave what is comfortable to pursue those far from God.
In response to our identity in Christ, we recognize and reveal our weaknesses to point to the power of God.
We joyfully release everything we have to the plan and purposes of God.
We intentionally reproduce ourselves by making disciples that make disciples.
Service Times and Location
6189 Winter Garden Vineland Rd
Windermere, FL 34786
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Plan Your Visit
Service is 10:30 am at Windermere Prep
(6189 Winter Garden Vineland Road, 34786)
Come and test drive Kensington on a Sunday morning. You’ll find the people are friendly (but not pushy) and the atmosphere is come-as-you-are casual. Our topics are different each week, but you’ll always hear an encouraging message about a God who’s crazy about you. We use performing, visual and technical arts to relate biblical truths in culturally relevant ways.
On Sundays, our programs for birth through 5th grade (KKids) and 6th-8th grade (Breakaway) run simultaneously with the main service; and students in 9th-12th grade (Edge) meet Wednesdays at 7pm at our Ministry Facility, the 2.4.6, located at 1009 S Dillard St.
Weekend services are held at 10:30 am at Windermere Preparatory School.
Come check us out! We’d love to meet you.
Weekend services and special events are often the first point of entry for guests, and a great place for every[one] to make connections. Together at events like these we experience moments that inspire and motivate us to grow in our relationship with God.
The next step beyond the weekend services is to jump into a group. It’s in groups that we build relationships that matter, take steps towards transformation in our lives and learn how to live out the new life we have in Jesus.
God has a mission for every[one] – and we’re meant to pursue it together. That’s what teams are all about, discovering purpose and significance through serving.